Network Neutrality

Network Neutrality is the principal that the web makes equal attempts to deliver all content. AT&T and Bell South, among others, want to violate this principal---to offer better service to companies that pay more. This would make it enormously harder for, say, the next Google or Yahoo to get started, if it couldn't pay to compete with the current Google or Yahoo. (But both Google and Yahoo, unlike AT&T and Bell South, support Network Neutrality.)

The US Congress may determine the future fate of Network Neutrality, not just for the US but for the world, when it passes the next Telecommunications Bill, now under consideration. If you are a US citizen, you may want to urge your Congressman or Senator to supoort Representative Markey's or Senator Snowe's amendments.

Here's an introduction to Network Neutrality from The Washington Post, and here's SaveTheInternet.com.

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